WATCH: Jollibee's First Date Commercial Isn't What You'd Expect

Director Pepe Diokno explains the story behind the ad.

(SPOT.ph) The second commercial in the #KwentongJollibee series has officially dropped— called First Date—and it is pure wholesome content in the most unexpected way. Well, we won't spoil anything; you can check out the short as helmed by acclaimed director Pepe Diokno for yourself below!

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This commercial is like a warm hug from you to yourself. There's no doubt a lot of people have been looking for someone to connect with while on lockdown, but hey, here's a reminder to love yourself first. And TBH, we're hoping this starts an awesome "first date" trend indeed.

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Diokno explained that the short story was filmed with a crew full of women—right in line with the perspective of Mara, the commercial's main character. They all "had a lot of input" that helped the story come to life. "It's just so refreshing," said the director in a press conference about this romantic-with-a-twist commercial. "The story is just so real and relatable," he added.

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Diokno has worked on several commercials for Jollibee before—including the absolute tearjerker Date. Remember the one about the son taking instructions from his late father on a special date night for his mom? Yup, that was a completely different take on the "date" but was also by Diokno. 

And as for a seemingly lighter take for this year's #KwentongJollibee, Diokno had this to say: "I think we can all agree na after 2020 we all just want a lighter, happier 2021." It was definitely some much-needed good vibes!

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